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Another white Man's Burden
Josiah Royce's Quest for a Philosophy of white Racial Empire
Another white Man's Burden
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Tommy J. Curry - Author
SUNY series in American Philosophy and Cultural Thought
Price: $85.00 
Hardcover - 276 pages
Release Date: December 2018
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-7073-3

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Paperback - 276 pages
Release Date: July 2019
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-7072-6


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Demonstrates the extent to which Josiah Royce’s ideas about race were motivated explicitly in terms of imperial conquest.

Another white Man’s Burden performs a case study of Josiah Royce’s philosophy of racial difference. In an effort to lay bare the ethnological racial heritage of American philosophy, Tommy J. Curry challenges the common notion that the cultural racism of the twentieth century was more progressive and less racist than the biological determinism of the 1800s. Like many white thinkers of his time, Royce believed in the superiority of the white races. Unlike today however, whiteness did not represent only one racial designation but many. Contrary to the view of the British-born Germanophile philosopher Houston S. Chamberlain, for example, who insisted upon the superiority of the Teutonic races, Royce believed it was the Anglo-Saxon lineage that possessed the key to Western civilization. It was the birthright of white America, he believed, to join the imperial ventures of Britain—to take up the white man’s burden. To this end he advocated the domestic colonization of Blacks in the American South, suggested that America’s xenophobia was natural and necessary to protecting the culture of white America, and demanded the assimilation and elimination of cultural difference for the stability of America’s communities. Another white Man’s Burden reminds philosophers that racism has been part of the building blocks of American thought for centuries, and that this must be recognized and addressed in order for its proclamations of democracy, community, and social problems to have real meaning.

“Curry has paid attention to the odd and icky bits of Royce, tracking down the offhand cultural references, the unfamiliar names, and historical contexts. A solid analysis of early twentieth-century conceptions of race and colonialism reveals an unseemly picture before our contemporary eyes. Curry is right; we shouldn’t ignore or soft-pedal this.” — Lee A. McBride III, the College of Wooster

Tommy J. Curry is Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University and the author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood.


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Table of Contents

Preface: The Limits of Assimilative Methodologies in the Study of Race in American Philosophy

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Royce, Racism, and the Colonial Ideal: white Supremacy, Imperialism, and the Role of Assimilation in Josiah Royce’s Aberdeen Address

2. Race Questions and the Black Problem: Royce’s Call for British Administration as a Solution to the Black Peril

3. No Revisions Needed: Historicizing Royce’s Provincialism, His Appeal to the white Man’s Burden, and Contemporary Claims of His Anti-Racism

4. On the Dark Arts: The Ethnological Foundations of Royce’s Idealism as Derivative from Joseph Le Conte’s “Southern Problems”; or The Evolutionary Basis of Royce’s Assimilationist Program

Epilogue

Notes
Index


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